Will the Kings of KXIP finally shine?

Kings XI Punjab has been one of the most inconsistent team in the history of IPL. Despite having some of the greats like Yuvi, Gayle, Gilli, and Sanga, they haven't been able to book a place in final of IPL since 2014.

First half of IPL 2014 was played in the UAE though;)

Can the Bangalore connection of Kumble and KL Rahul change their fortunes. Only time will tell.


Big Buys for 2020's:

1)Glenn Maxwell:

He was instrumental in their run to the final in 2014. The team will want him to replicate that form this season.

2)Sheldon Cotrell:

The salute of the West Indian quick is something which the team would want to see more often than not this season.

3)Ravi Bishnoi:

One of the stars from the Indian U-19 team. Its time for him to showcase his performances in the big league.

4)Jimmy Neesham:

Can he bring his off the field form (aka Twitter) on the field as well


Newbies on the block:

1)Ravi Bishnoi:

Ravi Bishnoi can be the next star spinner. He need not be bogged down by the price tag of INR 2 Crores.


2)Jimmy Neesham:

Jimmy Neesham makes a comeback in IPL after 6 seasons. Bought at his base price, he can be one of the players who gives the highest RoI.


3)Sheldon Cottrell:

Punjab spent 8.5 crores behind roping in the Windies left-arm pacer.Cottrell has risen through the ranks in the last few years in ODI and T20I cricket.Cottrell bowls the tough overs for the Windies and with KXIP he will be expected to do the same.


Match Winners For KXIP:

1)K.L Rahul:

Scoring Runs at the top of the order, keeping wickets, captaining the side - How Rahul manages these 3 key responsibilities will define the final position of KXIP at IPL 2020.

Rahul was retained by KXIP after a successful season last year. He scored 659 runs in his debut season for the Kings in 2018 and 593 runs in 2019, Punjab needed a captain after the end of the IPL 2020 auctions. The management named Rahul as the skipper for the side for the upcoming season, which makes him the most important player.


2)Glenn Maxwell:

Maxwell scored 552 runs for Punjab in 2014 and played a big role in taking them to their first IPL final. The return of Maxwell bolsters the middle-order and he will be the bridge between a good start a superlative finish for the team along with some key overs during their bowling.


3)Mujeeb Ur Rahman:

The higest wicket taker in CPL 2020. Mujeeb could be the key to their success on slow tracks of UAE.



Exciting 11:

Chris Gayle

Kl Rahul

Mayank Agarwal

Karun Nair

Sarfaraz Khan

Glenn Maxwell

K. Gowthan

M Ashwin

Mujeeb ur Rahman

Mohammad Shami

Sheldon Cottrell


Reserves:

Jimmy Neesham

Deepak Hooda

Nicholas Pooran

Ravi Bishnoi


Prediction:

Punjab has a good team but the thing which can come in their for qualification will be over dependence on few star players. Fringe players like Mayank Agarwal, Karun Nair, Gowtham will have to make significant contributions to support the team in their quest to qualify for playoffs.


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